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Sano Intelligence

Sano Intelligence

Sano is a technology company making a biometric sensor that provides users with information about how their body metabolizes glucose.

Sano Intelligence is a technology company making wearable devices containing sensors capable of capturing and transmitting blood chemistry data (such as blood glucose levels) to other devices. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded by Ashwin Pushpala and Raj Gokal in 2011.

Product

The company makes biometric sensors and software to help people understand what's happening inside their bodies by monitoring body chemistry markers; primarily blood chemistry markers such as glucose levels. Users are able to see the impact of their dietary choices on their metabolism by using Sano Intelligence devices, and can use that information to improve their health by making more informed decision regarding which foods and drinks they consume.

Funding

Seed

On January 7, 2013 Sano Intelligence completed their seed funding round with $4.2 million in funding from True Ventures, Rock Health, First Round Capital, Felicis Ventures, Foodgate, Elevation Partners, and Timothy Ferris. On June 19, 2015 Sano Intelligence completed their second seed funding round with $10.5 million in funding from True Ventures (lead investor), Intel Capital (lead investor), Social Capital, Rock Health, Pegasus Tech Ventures, Morado Ventures, Graph Ventures, FoundersClub, First round Capital, and Felicis Ventures.

Series A

On June 4, 2018 Sano Intelligence completed their series A funding round with $6 million in funding from Fitbit.

Timeline

July 30, 2019

Found ing Sano Intelligence

Sano Intelligence was founded by Ashwin Pushpala and Raj Gokal in 2011.

June 4, 2018

Series A funding round

On June 4, 2018 Sano Intelligence completed their series A funding round with $6 million in funding from Fitbit.

June 19, 2015

Seed funding round 2

June 19, 2015 Sano Intelligence completed their second seed funding round with $10.5 million in funding from True Ventures (lead investor), Intel Capital (lead investor), Social Capital, Rock Health, Pegasus Tech Ventures, Morado Ventures, Graph Ventures, FoundersClub, First round Capital, and Felicis Ventures.

January 7, 2013

Seed funding round 1

On January 7, 2013 Sano Intelligence completed their seed funding round with $4.2 million in funding from True Ventures, Rock Health, First Round Capital, Felicis Ventures, Foodgate, Elevation Partners, and Timothy Ferris.

January 1, 2012

Sano Intelligence raises a $20,000 seed round from Rock Health.

2011

Sano Intelligence was founded.

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Abhijit Ghosh

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Akhil Dhar

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Allison Elizabeth Hall

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Allison Hall

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Ann Miura Ko

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Ash Patel

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Ashwin Pushpala

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Aydin Senkut

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Bill Trenchard

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Cheng-Wei Pei

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Christiaan Vorkink

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David Hockaday

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Farzad Nazem

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Ishita Jain

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Jason Goldberg

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Jeff Chung

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Jeff Schox

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Johan Backman

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Kevin Leong

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Leslie Ziegler

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Fitbit has invested $6 million in glucose-monitoring startup Sano

Lauren Goode

Web

January 5, 2018

Sano raises $10M for wellness-focused, noninvasive blood glucose tracking wearable

Aditi Pai

Web

June 22, 2015

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